"After the Halloween tragedy, South Korea gets ready for the worst during World Cup parties."

In the wake of a Halloween crowd crush tragedy several weeks earlier, South Korea intends to use a significant police presence for a World Cup "cheering event" scheduled to take place in its capital city Seoul on Thursday.

According to UPI, the gathering will take place in Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of Seoul and is anticipated to bring roughly 15,000 people. The National Police Agency of South Korea stated in a release.

The World Cup, which is being hosted by Qatar, will officially begin on Thursday when South Korea plays Uruguay.

The roughly one-month-long competition started on Sunday and is expected to end on December 18.

The anticipated large gathering at Gwanghwamun Square will occur as South Korea continues to deal with the fallout from a Halloween celebration crowd crush in Seoul's Itaewon nightlife district late last month that resulted in more than 150 fatalities.

According to Al Jazeera, South Korean authorities have come under fire for their "inadequate" crowd control methods for the estimated 100,000 people that travelled to the area to celebrate the holiday.

Following the accident, National Police Commissioner General Yoon Hee-keun pledged to "make sure such a tragedy as this does not occur again." He added that police were conducting prompt and thorough inquiries to find out more details and provide an explanation for the tragic situation.